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All texts on this home page and the following pages are for information purposes only and thus do not constitute legal advice. Therefore no liability regarding the page content will be accepted for concrete cases. A retainer agreement with us cannot be concluded in electronic form. Thus no brief comes into being if you send us an e-mail. This also applies if you send us specific legal questions via e-mail.

Attention is also drawn to the fact that communication by e-mail or the Internet is not secure as the possibility of the information coming to the notice of and being manipulated by unauthorised third parties generally exists. Thus if unencrypted confidential data is sent by e-mail or the Internet, we accept no liability regarding the possibility of it coming to the attention of and being manipulated by a third party.

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In the case of direct or indirect links to third party web sites for which the law firm is not responsible, the liability obligation will only apply in the event that the law firm was aware of the content and it would have been technically possible and reasonable for it to have prevented use in the case of illegal content. We hereby explicitly state that at the time the link was created no illegal content on the linked sites was recognisable. We do not have any means of influencing the current or future design, the content or authorship of linked sites. For this reason, we explicitly distance ourselves from all content on linked sites insofar as the site was altered after the link was created. This declaration applies to all links and references created within our own internet presence as well as to third-party entries in any mailing list submitted by us. Only the operator of the linked site is liable for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content and in particular for damage arising from use or non-use of information provided in this way.

Laws and regulations governing the profession:

Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin:
Littenstrasse 9
10179 Berlin
Telephone : 030 / 30 69 31 0
Fax : 030 / 30 69 31 99
Email : info @ ( spam protection, please omit the spaces before and after @ )

In particular, the following laws and regulations apply to the firm's lawyers.
· Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) - federal regulations for lawyers,
· Berufungsordnung der Rechtsanwälte (BORA) - appointment regulations for lawyers,
· Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG) - lawyers' fees act
· Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO) - regulations for specialised lawyers, and
· Code of Conduct of the CCBE.

Information pursuant to Section 51 federal regulations for lawyers

On the basis of the federal directives for lawyers, lawyers are obliged to have professional liability insurance with minimum coverage of €250,000.00. Details are contained in Section 51 of the federal regulations for lawyers

The members of the law firm have professional liability insurance with Allianz AG. The agreed amount insured is well in excess of the minimum coverage.

The geographical limits of this insurance are Germany and the European foreign countries. Insured are liability claims in connection with consultations and/or professional work with European law as well as claims arising from legal action at European Courts. This insurance does not cover professional actions of law offices which have been established or are maintained in other states. However, we do not maintain any such law offices.

The above laws and regulations can be downloaded from the web site of the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer.

Notarkammer Berlin (Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts)
Littenstraße 10
10179 Berlin
Telephone (030)24 62 90-0
Fax (030)24 62 90-25

The Notaries of the Notary partnership are subject to the supervision by the President of the Landgericht Berlin [District Court of Berlin], Administrative Office at Littenstraße, 10174 Berlin as well as by the President of the Kammergericht [Court of Appeal], located at the Elßolzstraße 30-31, 10781 Berlin and by the Senate Department of Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti - discrimination, Salzburger Straße 21-25, 10825 Berlin.

In particular, the following laws and regulations apply to notaries public.
· Bundesnotarordnung (BNotO) - federal notaries public act,
· Beurkundungsgesetz (BeurkG) - notarisation act,
· Richtlinien der Notarkammern - directives of the chambers of notaries public,
· Dienstordnung für Notarinnen und Notare (DONot) - official regulations for notaries public,
· Kostenordnung (KostO) - costs code, as well as
· the European Code of professional rules of conduct for notaries.

The above laws and regulations can be downloaded from the web site of the Bundesnotarkammer.

Privacy policy:

The Holger Rickmann, Alexander Schröter, Dr. Andreas Schlie and Volker Bartelt law firm, Knesebeckstr. 59-61, 10719 Berlin, operates this web site and is responsible for collecting, processing and using your personal data within the meaning of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (federal data protection act) and the Telemediengesetz (telemedia act).
Should we have received, process or use personal data from you as the affected user in the context of our Internet presence, this will only be with your explicit consent and in accordance with provisions of statutory law.
At present, the relevant laws are the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (federal data protection act) Teledienstedatenschutzgesetz (teleservices data protection act). We do not use the data for advertising or market research purposes or to develop user profiles. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time and oppose the further use of your data. Your data will not be passed on to any third party.